I’m still alive. Hanging out and imagining cool pirate characters 🙂

re: my last post, it was prompted my my sketchy colour notes to myself for these pirates

And here’s the thing – when I’m imagining these characters, I’m imagining real life people that I am then translating to cartoons. I wanted the third woman across to be representative of, say, Ajak Deng (seriously follow this link, the pictures are gorgeous):

(Though tbh I was imagining kids I went to school with and women I’ve seen at shopping centres rather than a model but you get my drift :P)

But I kept lightening her skin until I could see her expression and until she didn’t contrast so much with the white background. And that’s just rubbish. I need to do better.

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